Elizabeth Ayton Godwin

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Elizabeth Ayton Godwin (4 July 1817 – 26 March 1889) was a Victorian era Christian hymn writer and religious poet born in England. [1]



Elizabeth Ayton Etheridge was born at Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk, England, 4 July 1817. Her father was William Ellis Etheridge. In 1849, she married Mr. C. Godwin. She published Songs for the weary, 1865; and Songs amidst Daily Life. Her hymn in collection is "My Saviour, 'mid life's varied scene" (Lent), written while still a girl, and first printed in the Evangelical Magazine, and then in Songs for the Weary, 1865. She died at Stoke Bishop in 26 March 1889. [2]

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  1. Gray 2009, p. 8.
  2. Julian 1892, p. 1567.